UMG Neuheiten Canada 加拿大 Nikki Yanofsky - Nikki
Label: Decca Records / Universal Music Canada
Release Date: 2010/4/20
Genre: Jazz / Pop / R&B
01. Take The "A" Train
02. Never Make It On Time
03. I Got Rhythm
04. For Another Day
05. God Bless The Child
06. Cool My Heels
07. You'll Have To Swing It (Mr. Paganini)
08. Bienvenue Dans Ma Vie
09. First Lady
10. On The Sunny Side Of The Street / Fool In The Rain
11. Grey Skies
12. Try Try Try
13. Over The Rainbow
14. I Believe (Bonus Track)
Sixteen-year-old Nikki Yanofsky is poised to break out as one of the year's most-exciting new artists with her self-titled CD Nikki. The press has hailed Yanofsky as a "young Ella Fitzgerald"--from jazz to originals, she is among the most unique vocalists in recent time. She has been captivating audiences from jazz festivals around the world and most recently appeared at the 2010 Winter Olympics. Her song "I Believe" has sold 4x platinum in Canada, garnering the highest first week of any Canadian artist in Soundscan history.Nikki is produced by 15-time Grammy®-winning producer Phil Ramone and Grammy® winning songwriter / producer Jesse Harris (best known for his work on Norah Jones' Come Away With Me). "For Another Day" is the focus track and will be worked at AAA radio in the coming months. PBS pledge show Live From Montreal will begin airing in all major markets in May 2010.
With Norah Jones choosing to pursue a career as a Bohemian singer/songwriter (and Nellie McKay revealing herself to be too artfully camp to even consider the mainstream), the door was wide open for a singer like Nikki Yanofsky: a bright, cheerful jazz-pop traditionalist happy to sing those old songs once again. And so she does on here 2010 debut, Nikki, produced in tandem by the legendary Phil Ramone and Jesse Harris, the guitarist/songwriter who came to prominence via his work on Jones' debut Come Away with Me, where he penned her breakthrough hit "Don't Know Why." Harris performs a similar function on Yanofsky's debut, co-writing the bulk of the non-classics here with the assistance of Ron Sexsmith and Yanofsky herself, crafting smooth, assured soft rock that's of a piece with the sultriness of Come Away with Me (with the notable exception of the cabaret swing of "Bienvenue Dans Ma Vie"). But Nikki Yanofsky is clearly not Norah Jones: she possesses a puppy-dog eagerness that jibes with her 16 years, happy to perform and please. There's an innate brightness to her persona that is beguiling, particularly when she's singing those numbers written with Harris and Sexsmith, songs that feel timeless and contemporary and take full advantage of her sunny nature. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
2010 debut studio album from the young Canadian sensation, whose recording of 'I Believe'- the official theme song of CTV's Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games - has been certified triple platinum. Nikki was produced by 15-time Grammy-winning producer Phil Ramone and Grammy-winning songwriter and producer Jesse Harris. It is a collection of newly arranged standards, classic selections from the American Songbook and elegant originals Yanofsky co-wrote with Harris, Canadian singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith and others. A composition written for Yanofsky by acclaimed Canadian songstress Feist also appears on the album.
Audio Mixers: Daniel Cinelli; Tom Schick.
Recording information: Avatar Studios, New York, NY; Les Studios Piccolo, Montreal, QC; Planet Studios, Montreal, QC.